Bhaktapur is not only a beautiful city it is a beautiful open museum to everyone. Bhaktapur itself known as a city of culture, living heritage & city of devotees and is renowned for its elegant art, fabulous culture, colourful festivals, traditional dances and indigenous lifestyle of Newari community.
13 km far from Kathmandu city we have a very beautiful and cultural Bhaktapur city lies. Most of the inhabitants in Bhaktapur are of Newar ethnicity and Nepal Bhasa is spoken predominantly.
Founded in the 12th century by King Ananda Deva, Bhaktapur served as the capital of Nepal during the first half of Malla Dynasty until the kingdom split into three in the 15th century. Bhaktapur was a powerful and wealthy independent Newar kingdom under the Malla Kings who ruled Bhaktapur from the 15th century to late 18th century before it was annexed into the Gorkha Kingdom. The Malla era was a golden one for Bhaktapur as it was during their reign that art and architecture flourished in Bhaktapur.
Bhaktapur is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and there are literally hundreds of examples of traditional Newari architecture here. As you wander the city streets, you’ll constantly come across breath-taking buildings boasting complex patterns and the classic red brick exteriors.
Inside the Bhaktapur Durbar Square there are so many things to attract to people to visit not only for international tourist domestic tourist and local people also loved to be there on their free time.
55 window palace
One of the main attraction of the bhaktapur durbar square is 55 window palace which is one of the best example of great wood architecture of 17th century.
Temple of the tantric Goddesh Siddilakshmi which is 5 storey and temple is the tallest temple of the city and also tallest in Nepal.
Pottery Durbar Square
The main attraction of pottery square is the daily life of potters of the Bhaktapur and the process of making the pots. This square is the residential area for the Newari potter who manually makes the clay pots and sells them.
Dattatreya Durbar square
The main temple is dedicated to Dattatreya, who is a mix of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, although there are several item and inscriptions with closer links to Vishnu. The temple is guarded by statues of the Rajput wrestlers Jayamel and Phattu who also guard the Nyatapola temple in Bhaktapur.
Dattatreya Temple is a large three-tier temple said to have been built from the timber of single tree. Built by King Yaksha Malla in1427 it has withstood earthquakes and other calamities over hundreds years.
Don’t miss those food when you visit Bhaktapur
-Newari food (newari set, bara, chatamari and many more)
-JUJU Dhau (famous yogurt)